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  • Warlords of Omanby P.S. Allfree

    Robert Hale 2014; US$ 11.99

    The publication of "Warlords of Oman" in 1967 coincided with the first export of oil from Oman and the beginning of momentous change in a country that had been virtually closed to the outside world. Since then under the leadership of His Majesty, Sultan Qaboos, the development of the country and its people has been recognized as an international success... more...

  • Shah of Shahsby Ryszard Kapuscinski

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 15.00

    In Shah of Shahs Kapuscinski brings a mythographer's perspective and a novelist's virtuosity to bear on the overthrow of the last Shah of Iran, one of the most infamous of the United States' client-dictators, who resolved to transform his country into "a second America in a generation," only to be toppled virtually overnight. From his vantage point... more...

  • Haremby Alev Lytle Croutier

    Abbeville Publishing Group 2014; US$ 16.99

    A fascinating illustrated history of one of the strangest, and cruelest, cultural institutions ever devised. A worldwide best seller, translated into twenty-five languages. I was born in a konak (old house), which once was the harem of a pasha,” writes Alev Lytle Croutier. People around me often whispered things about harems; my own grandmother... more...

  • The Haremby N. M. Penzer

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 14.95

    This survey features photographs and floor plans of Topkapi Palace as well as profiles of the harem's women, their eunuch guards, and court manners, dress, and politics. 42 black-and-white illustrations. more...

  • Jews and Arabsby S.D. Goitein

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    Fascinating study by eminent scholar explores 3,000 years of relations between Jews and Arabs. Topics include Jewish traditions in Islam, Islamic influence on Jewish philosophy, Jewish and Islamic mysticism and poetry. more...

  • Sustaining Conflictby Katherine Natanel

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    Sustaining Conflict develops a groundbreaking theory of political apathy, using a combination of ethnographic material, narrative, and political, cultural, and feminist theory. It examines how the status quo is maintained in Israel-Palestine, even by the activities of Jewish Israelis who are working against the occupation of Palestinian territories.... more...

  • Soul in Exileby Fawaz Turki

    Monthly Review Press 1988; US$ 15.00

    Poet and essayist Fawaz Turki begins his search for answers in the hallways of the 1983 Palestine National Council meeting in Algiers. He then recalls his family's flight into Lebanon when he was eight, childhood in a refugee camp and the streets of Beirut, and years spent in Australia, France, and the United States in search of his identity, both... more...

  • Return of the Pharaohby Zainab Al-Ghazali; Mokrane Guezzou

    Kube Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 12.99

    Before reshaping the political landscape in Egypt in the 1960s, Zainab al-Ghazali was imprisoned and brutally tortured under Nasir's regime. more...

  • Iran's Revolutionary Guardby Steven O'hern

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 29.95

    Since the Iranian Revolution more than thirty years ago, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), also known as the Revolutionary Guard, has conducted covert and overt military operations, built an economic empire, and trained, financed, and guided terrorists to pursue one goal—the preservation and expansion of the Islamic revolution. Inside... more...

  • Afghanistanby Anthony Arnold

    Hoover Institution Press 1985; US$ 14.99

    On December 27, 1979, the USSR invaded Afghanistan to save an endangered communist regime. The People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan, founded in 1965 but almost immediately riven into two hostile wings, had been induced by Moscow into unifying in 1977 in order to seize power the following year. Within weeks, however, the majority Khalqi faction... more...